Latest posts by Lyn

Pesky Squirrels

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 15:53
Hostafan1 says:

indeed so. Remember all those lovely " animal rights people" releasing mink into the wild? Ask the otters and river fish how pleased there were about it.

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 They let mink out from close to where you live and one jumped on the back of my friends pea hen when she was sitting on her eggs, horrible things they should never have Let them out, so much damage done at the time. It was before you moved there.

Feeding Wisteria

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 15:43

We have the same. We clean it with the pressure washer with the patio attachment, much gentler, doesn't splash dirty water everywhere and cleans very well.


Posted: 24/02/2017 at 08:49

The only reason you grow something hard and tight is to get it to flower prematurely, any plant, if in distress will flower, the have too to preserve the genes And hopefully produce their seed. So keep it pot bound, chuck a load of feed onto it and it will flower, whether that's fair to the plant or not, I don't know.

I do know that they grow better, stronger plants if they are in the open ground, but only in the warmer areas. 


Posted: 24/02/2017 at 00:42

I often wonder how being pot bound really works, they grow in half acre diameter pots in Cornish gardens, how do they restrict root growth? 

The calm before the storm

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 00:33

No problems here, it's been a glorious day. West Devon/East Cornwall.

Television programme

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 18:01

No probs, hope you enjoy the book. Or the programme if you can find it.🙂

Television programme

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 12:46

Ah, so  OP was only talking about Lost Gardens around Britain. I'm completely lost now😀

The 3,000 mile garden series wasn't hosted by Monty Don. That was the one where two people from miles away from each corresponded about there gardens. One in London, one in America.

Television programme

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 09:12

Found the link to the book, my edit facility doesn't work! 

Television programme

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 09:10

That link took me Heligan.

the programme mentioned by the OP is called The 3,000 mile garden I believe.

Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 09:58

It's just one of those things, you live in the country, you get rats. They don't like disturbance so if you can go out everyday and bash the sides they may not stay. Put the whole thing on small mesh chicken wire. Helps a bit.

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